Part 1 – Mark Russell, writer of DC Comics’ Flintstones and Prez – Book Club Discussion

Originally posted on Stargazer Comics, Toys & Games:
– Our recording missed a bit of this first question, but this transcript picks up very early in the conversation. – For the sake of not typing a lot of sound effects, imagine that we were all laughing, almost constantly, throughout this talk! ST: Can you tell…


When I form small workshop groups in my writing classes, I like to introduce the new groups to each other by playing a game. What we play varies from term to term — years ago, I blogged about playing Taboo with students, and recently I’ve introduced the new Word Dominoes game my wife got me as a … More Balderdash!

My literary tshirts

Earlier this week, my teenage nephew sent me a tshirt that has become — immediately upon its removal from the padded envelope — one of my favorite tshirts: Metaphors I mean seriously, how amazing is that? (It’s available from JC Penny if you want one of your own.) But it got me thinking about some of my other … More My literary tshirts

Where I’ll (probably) be at AWP in Seattle

Whenever I’m lucky enough to go to an academic conference, I always have my students assign me homework. I go because I love the intellectual and social exchanges — hearing so many brilliant panels and literary readings, meeting so many fellow writers and finding so many new publications, and drinking with old friends and colleagues: … More Where I’ll (probably) be at AWP in Seattle

More math: a booklist

Yesterday I added up all the writing and writing-related stuff I’ve been up to this past year. But I left off the most important writing-related activity that isn’t actually writing: reading. That’s because it’s so big and so important it’s another post altogether. So here, this is what I read in 2012: Marcus Aurelius, Meditations Rusty … More More math: a booklist

Photo blog 91

  “Reading between the tiles.” Literary pun graffiti in the bathroom during the Unchaste Reading literary event at the Jack London Bar, Portland, OR, 16 July 2012.